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Service and Information Update

Government of Ontario declares third provincial state of emergency


​BRAMPTON, ON (April 7, 2021) – Today, the Government of Ontario declared a third state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) effective immediately, and announced a provincewide stay-at-home order effective April 8, 2021, which will remain in effect for Ontario including the Region of Peel for at least four weeks.

The stay-at-home order will require everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

This order and other public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.

Retail

In addition, the Province is also strengthening public health and workplace safety measures for non-essential retail under the provincewide emergency brake. Measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Limiting the majority of non-essential retailers to only operate for curbside pick-up and delivery, via appointment, between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm, with delivery of goods to patrons permitted between 6 am and 9 pm, and other restrictions;
  • Restricting access to shopping malls to limited specified purposes, including access for curbside pick-up and delivery, via appointment, with one single designated location inside the shopping mall, and any number of designated locations outside the shopping mall, along with other restrictions;
  • Restricting discount and big box stores in-person retail sales to grocery items, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmaceutical items, health care items, and personal care items only;
  • Permitting the following stores to operate for in-person retail by appointment only and subject to a 25 per cent capacity limit and restricting allowable hours of operation to between 7 am and 8 pm with the delivery of goods to patrons permitted between 6 am and 9 pm:
    • Safety supply stores;
    • Businesses that primarily sell, rent or repair assistive devices, aids or supplies, mobility devices, aids or supplies or medical devices, aids or supplies;
    • Rental and leasing services including automobile, commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment rental;
    • Optical stores that sell prescription eyewear to the public;
    • Businesses that sell motor vehicles, boats and other watercraft;
    • Vehicle and equipment repair and essential maintenance and vehicle and equipment rental services; and
    • Retail stores operated by a telecommunications provider or service, which may only permit members of the public to enter the premises to purchase a cellphone or for repairs or technical support.
  • Permitting outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, and indoor greenhouses that engage in sales to the public, to operate with a 25 per cent capacity limit and a restriction on hours of operation to between 7 am and 8 pm.

Read more about the third provincial emergency here.

City services and facilities

City Hall and Corporate Facilities

City Hall and corporate facilities remain open for in-person services by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. To book an appointment, visit www.brampton.ca/skiptheline.

City Recreation Centres

All City of Brampton recreation facilities will remain closed to the public and indoor programs continue to be suspended until further notice.

Virtual Programs

Virtual Fitness
Residents are invited to participate in instructor-led virtual fitness classes of free 30-minute live workouts with trained fitness instructors.

55+ Workshops
Brampton residents ages 55 years of age and older can register for free virtual workshops from the comfort of home. Participants will have the opportunity to socialize, build new friendships and connect online in a safe and structured environment.

Inclusive Virtual Activities and Workshops
This series is a great opportunity for participants with disabilities and exceptionalities to join in activities, learn something new and create lasting friendships with peers.

More information regarding virtual program offerings, including details regarding how to register can be found at www.brampton.ca/recreation.


Rec At Home
Stay active and engaged at home with self-guided online arts and craft tutorials, accessible 24/7! Learn how to make origami hearts, practise your calligraphy skills and more. Access a variety of Rec At Home activities here, made with love by Brampton Recreation.

Mandatory face coverings

Under the Mandatory Face Coverings By-law, non-medical masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton. Public establishments and businesses are required to ensure that masks or face coverings are worn in indoor public spaces under their control.

The by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders. For more information, visit: www.brampton.ca/masks.

Residents and businesses can call 311, visit www.311brampton.ca or use the 311 mobile app for more information and service requests.

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905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca